Register for the autumn semester information seeking courses
What should new students know about Helka? Do you want ideas on how to find sources for your thesis? Are you interested in Zotero reference management software? Check the courses offered by the Helsinki University Library in the autumn semester 2021!

The Helka webinar  

The webinar introduces you to the basic functions of Helka, such as logging in to Helka, borrowing books, making reservations, using e-books and renewing loans. The webinar is recommended especially for new students and library customers. Course description.  

  • Helka webinar in English. Monday 13th September at 14.15-15.15 
  • Helka webinar in English. Wednesday 22nd September at 10.15-11.15 

More webinars available in Finnish and Swedish. 

The participants register for the webinar via a form.   

Information seeking basics

Information seeking basics webinar  in English (Zoom). Wednesday 6th October 10.15-11.45. The timetable and registration.  Course description.  

Information seeking and management for thesis writers  

Participate in this online course that is open for everyone whenever and wherever it fits into your schedule. This course is designed for students about to start working on their bachelor's or master's thesis.  

The course area opens on Wednesday 1st of September 2021 at 9 a.m., and the course is open until the end of the academic year. 

More information on the MOOC course.  

Reference management: Zotero  

In the autumn semester 2021, the Helsinki University Library offers courses on Zotero reference management software. RefWorks courses will no longer be organized because RefWorks access at the University of Helsinki ends 31st of December 2021.  

During the Zotero course, you will learn how to transfer references from the library databases to Zotero, how to organize your references and how to create a bibliography. The course is designed for students and staff at the University of Helsinki as well as Helsinki University Hospital staff.  

The timetable and registration for Zotero courses in English will be announced on an online form later during the autumn. 

If you have previously used RefWorks and you want to continue using your references, you should transfer the references to another software before the access to RefWorks ends. Check the reference management guide to learn how to transfer your references. You are welcome to join the Zotero course to study how to transfer your references to Zotero. 

Read more about the RefWorks access and other reference management software in a previous article.  

Advanced courses 

Iris.ai - AI-based information retrieval tool. The webinar is held in English. See the timetable and instructions how to register in a separate article.  

Guidance on information seeking   

Have you already taken courses at the library but still need more help how to find sources? The students at the University of Helsinki have the opportunity for guidance on information seeking. See the instructions on how to book an appointment in a separate guide.

More information 

The Helsinki University Library regularly organizes English-taught courses on information seeking and reference management. Read more about the library courses during the autumn semester 2021.